Evaluation Comments
Course:Concepts of Programming Languages

Quarter:Spring 06/07
Time: Th 17:45 - 21:00
Location: Loop Campus
James Riely PhD

Associate Professor
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What are the major strengths and weaknesses of the instructor?

2.   Detail oriented.
3.   Strengths::>knowledge of material, interest in subject, inclusion of side info in lecturesWeakness::>sometimes late for class
5.   The Instructor's vast knowledge and ability to explain are among the best.

What aspects of this course were most beneficial to you?

2.   Fulfilled graduation requirement.
3.   Exposure to functional languages, discussions of language design versus implementation

What do you suggest to improve this course?

1.   we had quite few issues the withe blackboard - professor would write something on the board, but it wouldn't go into online system; pens he used to write would fail.
2.   Allow late homework
3.   Less coverage on topics already covered in prerequisite courses (e.g. stack discipline, memory models, etc)
4.   In terms of difficulty, this course was seriously lacking. A policy of teaching to the least intelligent student might be appropriate in a grammar school but it is completely out of place at the graduate level. One might reasonably expect a core course to weed out a number of students who are unwilling or unable to perform at a sufficiently high level.

Comment on the grading procedures and exams

3.   No problems

Other comments?

2.   Good teacher, interesting speaker, not boring
3.   Great class